FOW Needs You!

News // October 17, 2017

When you become a volunteer with Friends of the Wissahickon, you get back as much as you give to the park. Through FOW volunteer programs, you will meet and work with others who care about the Wissahickon as much as you do. Together you will learn more about the park—its history, geology, wildlife, plants, and more—which will enhance your experience of the Wissahickon. FOW volunteers provide critical support needed to protect, preserve, and enhance Wissahickon Valley Park.

Choose the Volunteer Program That Works For You

Crew Leaders

Crew Leaders: Crew Leaders are volunteers who become skilled in leading volunteer groups in the park and sharing their knowledge and expertise with others. They work directly with FOW’s vo

lunteer and field coordinators to help plan and lead volunteer workdays throughout the park. Crew Leaders can choose to focus on trail work, habitat restoration, structures, or trash and graffiti removal.

Trail Ambassadors: Trail Ambassadors are park docents who aid and educate park visitors about everything

Outreach Corps

park related: directions, safety needs, park history, flora, fauna, geology, and more.

Outreach Corps: Become a member of the Outreach Corps and you will have the opportunity to represent FOW in the park and surrounding communities. Many visitors to Wissahickon Valley Park have never heard of Friends of the Wissahickon and are unaware that FOW membership is a great way to support the park they love. Personal contact with our Outreach Corps volunteers is often just what they need to become an FOW member.

Join Friends of the Wissahickon and become a Trail Ambassador, Crew Leader, or Outreach Corps member next spring! FOW is offering a winter training session for these popular volunteer programs. The application deadline is January 26, 2018.

Visit FOW’s website to print out the volunteer application. For more information about any of these volunteer programs, contact Volunteer Coordinator Christina Anthony at

Trail Ambassadors

Volunteer Info Session

Tuesday, November 7

6:30−7:30 pm 

The Cedars House

Join us to learn more about FOW’s volunteer programs before submitting an application!

Registration is required. Click here.



By Christina Anthony, Volunteer Coordinator